Upgrading 2017 VR/AR PC — suggestions that work with NZXT H710i?

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I use my computer for VR/AR design and development in addition to traditional gaming.

Context: Airflow was terrible for my earlier build (2017), so my computer overheats frequently. At the time, I thought I wanted something small for travel. It turns out that was a big mistake. Opening up my current case fixes my overheating problems, so I’m just making it official and going for a case that’s less compact in a style that I like. 🙂

Desired case: I like the NZXT H710i

PC must work with: HTC Vive (primary headset), Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest (via USB-C cable)

Is there anything else I might want to upgrade while I’m at it? Willing to invest in things that work for my needs/interests right now but help me set a solid foundation for the future.

Thanks in advance!


Current build:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4 GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9i 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (1 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Storage Hitachi Travelstar 1 TB 2.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card
Case Silverstone RVZ02B HTPC Case
Power Supply Silverstone 700 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply $186.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $256.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-28 16:58 EDT-0400

Upgraded build:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4 GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9i 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (1 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Storage Hitachi Travelstar 1 TB 2.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card
Case NZXT H710i ATX Mid Tower Case $169.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $144.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $384.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-28 17:00 EDT-0400

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